Real Estate

Brokerage Safety and Security Checklist, 4 Critical Steps to Take Today

The real estate industry is a dangerous one. Even for agents who feel capable, even in areas that seem safe, there is always the possibility of a life-or-death situation arising during the many long hours agents spend alone, often in unfamiliar neighborhoods. Follow these four steps to “Lead with Safety” and protect yourself as you work. Establish a Strong Safety Culture Safety culture starts...

Powerful Habits

5 Habits of Clean People That You Can Adopt in Your Home

For some, keeping house comes naturally. For others, particularly those with young children, it can feel like a constant battle. If your home is not as tidy as you would like, implementing some carefully chosen new habits can be all that it takes to tip the scales. Make cleaning and tidying more manageable than ever before by adopting these habits “clean people” already know. Leave Your Shoes by...

Home Renovation

10 Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive on a Budget

No matter the value of the space we call home, we want it to look as luxurious as possible, even on a small budget. Decorators share tips on small upgrades that add more than their money’s worth of grace and glamour. Quick tip: choose one or two as your budget permits. A Grand Entrance - First impressions begin at the doorway. Start with a clean and freshly painted door, add a nice doormat...

Real Estate Agent

What to Look for in a Luxury Real Estate Agent

Especially when buying a luxury home, it’s essential to work with an agent who is deeply versed in the high-end market and can guide you every step of the way. If you’re looking to buy or sell a luxury property, your time and privacy are of high priority. When you’re ready to buy or sell your luxury home, here are some tips to help you select the real estate agent who will be the best fit for...

Batten Down the Hatches: Real Estate Coaches Discuss How to Thrive in the Face of a Recession

You've heard the whispers and seen the headlines. The housing market is changing, and a recession could be on the horizon. While that term carries emotional baggage for folks who remember 2008 and 2009, it also means that real estate agents will need to rethink their gameplans to keep the ball rolling in the right direction as the market shifts. RISMedia spoke with several prominent real estate...

3 Housing Options for Lower Income Buyers

Do you have a smaller budget but want to own a home and start building equity? When you are looking at housing options for a lower income, it can seem like an uphill struggle. But if you are willing to look at less traditional property types, you might have more options than you realize. Some types of houses for low-income buyers allow you to build a home on a budget that will last for decades....

Inspection

Routine Inspections are Important, Even If Your Roof Is New

Roofing problems are sometimes obvious, but they often go unnoticed for years. Then, when a homeowner realizes there’s an issue, the situation is so serious that the roof requires significant repairs or replacement. Routine roof inspections can prevent this type of scenario. You should have your roof inspected once a year, plus after a major storm or any time you suspect there may be a...

Microwave Oven

Tips to Properly Clean an Oven

From day-to-day cooking to baking your show stopping dessert that everyone requests at potlucks, it’s no wonder that your oven gets its fair share of grime and buildup. While cleaning your oven might be a chore that everyone loathes, modern ovens make it more simple than ever before. With a few key tips, you can keep your oven looking great for years to come. Clean It RegularlyLike any other cleaning...

Property Management Pricing Packages

Staying Connected With Your Agents

As a broker, you’re probably thinking: do I really want to add more to my list of responsibilities? But keeping in touch with your agents is an area where you should always make the effort, because it’ll pay off handsomely. You need your agents, and they need you. If you’re consistently connected with them, you’ll both have a more positive business experience and they’ll be more likely to...

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How Much Down Payment Is Enough to Buy a Home?

One of the great mysteries for first time home buyers is their down payment amount. For years there has been a prevailing myth that you need to have 20% down in order to purchase a home. It's not true! In fact, the average down payment on a home for a first-time home buyer is around 6% of the purchase price.For buyers who have bought before it moves up to around 12%. Both figures are a far...

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